Jul 10, 2011 10:00am EDT
to stand up and do the tough things. >> let me turn to pakistan, quickly, there's an article in the "new york times" today, saying that the money is being reduced to pakistan, hundreds of billions of dollars. the president came in, saying that he would agree to bring pakistan to the table with more aid. has that policy failed and is there a change of policy now? >> it's not changed -- it's not failed, pardon me. the truth of the matter is, our relationship with pakistan has been complicated. obviously, they're an important ally on the fight of terrorism. a victim of enormous amounts of terrorism. right now they've taken steps to given us reason to pause on the aid which we're giving to the military and we're trying to work through that. it's a complicated relationship and a very difficult complicated part of the board. obviously there's still a lot of pain that the political system in pakistan is feeling by virtue of the raid that we did to get osama bin laden. something that the presisident felt strongly about. we have no regrets over. but the pakistani relationship is difficult, but it
Jul 10, 2011 8:00am EDT
, pakistan areas, and the rest. but it's about continuing this route. many people are concerned if there's a withdrawal of u.s. troops they shouldn't be too dramatic or swift to withdraw before al qaeda and taliban are defeated. >> christiane, i appreciate your analysis. i want to remind everybody, be sure to watch christiane a little later this morning on "this week." she has exclusive interview with white house chief of staff bill daley. bianna, over to you. >> not too far from here at rancho mirage, california, friends and family arar gatherig for a friend of life service. preparations under way for the former first lady, betty ford. the friends and family gather for a celebration of life service. and how the nation says good-bye to a brave and beloved woman who touched so many lives. her candor and courage touched the nation. and now we know more how betty ford's family y ll pay tribute. >> people in america and across the world, they are going to say good-bye and they want to pay tribute to her. >> reporter: they will in public and private services. in california and michigan. mrs.
Jul 28, 2011 2:35am EDT
well and where the country is vulnerable. nor pakistan now pose as great a threat to america as their affiliate in somalia, that according to u.s. counterterrorism officials. the group known as al shabaab has even been successful in recruiting westerners. >> al shabaab is recruiting inside american mosques in somali communities in minneapolis and san diego according to the justice department. >> reporter: congressman peter king, chairman of the committee on homeland security, held a hearing on the increasing threat. >> the terrorist training camps run by al shabaab teach their participants how to kill people and so the ability of one of those individuals to return to the united states and to put into practice thaha training isa threat. >> reporter: abc news has learned that before he died osama bin laden was secretly earning al shabaab to target the u.s. at least 40 somali-amemecans have trained and fought in a civil war in their homeland in the last three years, including three suicide bombers. as many as two dozen remain unaccounted for. >> probably the next, most significa